Gentry Locke’s David Paxton Helps Secure Jury Verdict in Favor of Multinational Corporation

Roanoke Federal Court

Gentry Locke partner, David Paxton, in connection with Alabama attorneys Tony Davis, Trey Wells, and Ben Presley, secured a jury verdict in favor of a multinational corporation against one of the three largest railroad companies in the United States. The dispute involved a long-term contract for rail transportation. The railroad claimed that it was owed over $40 million, in addition to the more than $35 million it had already been paid under the contract, so we filed an action for a declaratory judgement and equitable relief.  After a six day trial in Roanoke Federal Court, the jury returned a verdict in our client’s favor, finding that the railroad had materially breached the contract within six month’s of its execution.  These factual findings support our client’s claim that it does not owe anything further, and is entitled to repayment of virtually all of the money already paid. The net value of the jury’s verdict to our client exceeds $75 million. 

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